Family honoured for memorial

I’m not sure which branch of the Growden family this is, but it seems interesting nevertheless.
clipped from www.wtol.com
A northwest Ohio family who helped establish the national World War�II Memorial in Washington, D.C.�got special recognition Sunday.
Former Veteran Roger Durbin from Berkey, Ohio�helped come up with the memorial idea, and Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur helped pave the way in Washington.
Roger’s granddaughter, Melissa Growden, was also a part of building the memorial, and she accepted the gift. “We receive phone calls, emails… People stop us on the street to say thank you,” she says.
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One Response

  1. It’s so interesting! I just saw a program on the Smithsonian Channel the other day about the WWII memorial and Roger Durbin’s name was mentioned. I had no idea we had a tangental connection to the memorial’s creation. Very cool!

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